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Kazin, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 301 publications in 1 language and 19,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Academic theses  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Collector, Publishing director, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: E841, 973.923
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Most widely held works about Michael Kazin
 
Most widely held works by Michael Kazin
America divided : the civil war of the 1960s by Maurice Isserman( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in English and held by 3,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the 1960s, discussing the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements that defined the decade, including the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Civil Rights Movement; and providing information about some of the people who spurred the era of change
The populist persuasion : an American history by Michael Kazin( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Constitution promises a government of the people, by the people, and for the people - but who are "the people"? And who can honestly claim to speak for "the people"? Here, in the first comprehensive history of populism in our nation, Michael Kazin examines the strange career of populist politics from the era of Thomas Jefferson to the era of William Jefferson Clinton. Once identified with the dispossessed, the poor and exploited workers from farm and factory, populism in recent years has been brought to the forefront of the political landscape, embraced by the likes of Ronald Reagan and Jesse Jackson and glibly applied to figures ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Rush Limbaugh. Kazin calls populism an impulse rather than an ideology. He defines it as a mode of political persuasion that combines anti-elitism, adoration of the common people (usually defined as hardworking, pious, and, until quite recently, white), and a belief in the American ideal of democracy that the power brokers in business, government, and academia have betrayed. Kazin argues that populism has undergone two major transformations since the defeat of the People's Party, the original Populists, in the mid-1890s. The first was a split between those who viewed "the people" as a group belonging above all to God and those who viewed ordinary Americans in primarily economic terms. The second, an ongoing shift to the Right, began in the McCarthy era. The movement was transformed by the onset of the Cold War, the ideological mellowing of the labor movement, and the New Left's self-imposed alienation from the American mainstream. In the 1960s, George Wallace showed how to attract blue-collar Democrats with populist rhetoric. Then Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan captured and refined populist themes for the benefit of the Republican Party. Kazin shows that the Right's conception of a struggling middle class beset by an inept, immoral state remains vigorous and limits what Bill Clinton or anyone to his left can accomplish. The Populist Persuasion unrolls a fascinating narrative of our country's history, richly endowed with examples demonstrating the flexibility of populist rhetoric. Bringing to life the powerful voices of past leaders, Kazin shows how they both inform the political debates of our own time and point with hope toward a future in which the country will live up to its original democratic ideals
Christianity and American democracy by Hugh Heclo( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. With this bold thesis, Hugh Heclo offers a panoramic view of how Christianity and democracy have shaped each other. Heclo shows that amid deeply felt religious differences, a Protestant colonial society gradually convinced itself of the truly Christian reasons for, as well as the enlightened political advantages of, religious liberty. By the mid-twentieth century, American democracy and Christianity appeared locked in a mutual embrace. But it was a problematic union vulnerable to fundamental challenge in the Sixties. Despite the subsequent rise of the religious right and glib talk of a conservative Republican theocracy, Heclo sees a longer-term, reciprocal estrangement between Christianity and American democracy. Responding to his challenging argument, Mary Jo Bane, Michael Kazin, and Alan Wolfe criticize, qualify, and amend it. Heclo's rejoinder suggests why both secularists and Christians should worry about a coming rupture between the Christian and democratic faiths. The result is a lively debate about a momentous tension in American public life
The Princeton encyclopedia of American political history by Michael Kazin( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitable for those interested in US history and politics, this encyclopedia covers the major forces that have shaped American politics from the founding to today. It traces the history of political institutions, parties, and founding documents. It explains ideas, philosophies, and movements that shaped American politics
A godly hero : the life of William Jennings Bryan by Michael Kazin( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the American orator describes his unique role as a leader of the Christian left and his seminal place in both American politics and religion in the volatile political landscape of turn-of-the-century America
Americanism : new perspectives on the history of an ideal by Michael Kazin( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approaching a controversial ideology as both scholars and citizens, many of the essayists call for a revival of the ideals of Americanism in a new progressive politics that can bring together an increasingly polarized and fragmented citizenry."--Jacket
The concise Princeton encyclopedia of American political history by Michael Kazin( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 150 articles that provide information about significant topics in American political history, including ideas, philosophies, movements, economics, religion, and more
American dreamers : how the left changed a nation by Michael Kazin( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, a panoramic history of liberal politics in America analyzes the impact of major movements throughout the past two centuries, from abolitionism and industrial age labor disputes to the civil rights movement and the emergence of alternative political groups. It is a history of the American left, of the reformers, radicals, and idealists who have fought for a more just and humane society, from the abolitionists to Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky, that gives us a revelatory new way of looking at two centuries of American politics and culture. The author, an American historian, takes us from abolitionism and early feminism to the labor struggles of the industrial age, through the emergence of anarchists, socialists, and communists, right up to the New Left in the 1960s and '70s. While the history of the left is a long story of idealism and determination, it has also been, in the traditional view, a story of movements that failed to gain support from mainstream America. In this book the author tells a new history: one in which many of these movements, although they did not fully succeed on their own terms, nonetheless made lasting contributions to American society that led to equal opportunity for women, racial minorities, and homosexuals; the celebration of sexual pleasure; multiculturalism in the media and the schools; and the popularity of books and films with altruistic and antiauthoritarian messages. This book helps us to understand our political history and the people who made it
In search of progressive America by Frans Becker( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Search of Progressive America presents ten essays by journalists, academics, and government insiders that address the current state of promise and debate within the Left in U.S. politics. The political atmosphere that confronts progressives still poses challenges, and the authors propose thoughtful ways to create a new political order by building an inclusive, durable coalition."--BOOK JACKET
War against war : the American fight for peace, 1914-1918 by Michael Kazin( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of the First World War. This book is about the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history's most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back down. In the riveting War Against War, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalition up to that point in US history. They came from a variety of backgrounds: wealthy and middle and working class, urban and rural, white and black, Christian and Jewish and atheist. They mounted street demonstrations and popular exhibitions, attracted prominent leaders from the labor and suffrage movements, ran peace candidates for local and federal office, and founded new organizations that endured beyond the cause. For almost three years, they helped prevent Congress from authorizing a massive increase in the size of the US army--a step advocated by ex-president Theodore Roosevelt. Soon after the end of the Great War, most Americans believed it had not been worth fighting. And when its bitter legacy led to the next world war, the warnings of these peace activists turned into a tragic prophecy--and the beginning of a surveillance state that still endures today. War Against War is a dramatic account of a major turning point in the history of the United States and the world"--
Barons of labor : the San Francisco building trades and union power in the Progressive Era by Michael Kazin( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We own the future : democratic Socialism-American style( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stunningly original and timely collection that makes the case for "socialism, American style""--
Left elsewhere : finding the future in radical rural America( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Rural spaces," writes Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, "are often thought of as places absent of things, from people of color to modern amenities to radical politics. The truth, as usual, is more complicated." With activists, historians, and political scientists as guides, Left Elsewhere explores the radical politics of rural America--its past, its priorities, and its moral commitments--that mainstream progressives overlook. This volume shows how these communities are fighting, and winning, some of the left's biggest battles. From novel health care initiatives in the face of the opioid crisis to living wages for teachers, these struggles do not fall neatly into the "puny language," as Rev. William Barber says, of Democrat or Republican. Instead they help us rethink the rural-urban opposition at the heart of U.S. politics. The future of the left, this collection argues, could be found elsewhere."--Page 4 of cover
The Political Dr. Seuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary on Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, traces the development of his art and political philosophy. Seuss's early work as a political cartoonist for PM newspaper and as a film propagandist with Frank Capra ultimately evolved into a career as a children's writer concerned with nurturing both literacy and social awareness
The Princeton encyclopedia of American political history by Michael Kazin( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, gender, and race to crime, education, taxation, voting, welfare, and much more Includes bibliographies, cross-references, appendixes, a comprehensive index, and more than 50 illustrations and maps
The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. (Two volume set) by Michael Kazin( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential resource for anyone interested in U.S. history and politics, this two-volume encyclopedia covers the major forces that have shaped American politics from the founding to today. Broad in scope, the book addresses both the traditional topics of political history--such as eras, institutions, political parties, presidents, and founding documents--and the wider subjects of current scholarship, including military, electoral, and economic events, as well as social movements, popular culture, religion, education, race, gender, and more. Each article, specially commissioned for this book, goes beyond basic facts to provide readers with crucial context, expert analysis, and informed perspectives on the evolution of American politics. Written by more than 170 leading historians and social scientists, The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History gives students, scholars, and researchers authoritative introductions to the subject's most important topics and a first step to further research. Features nearly 190 entries, organized alphabetically and written by a distinguished team of scholars, including Dean Baker, Lewis L. Gould, Alexander Keyssar, James T. Kloppenberg, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Lisa McGirr, Mark A. Noll, Jack N. Rakove, Nick Salvatore, Stephen Skowronek, Jeremi Suri, and Julian E. Zelizer Describes key political periods and eras, from the founding to the present day Traces the history of political institutions, parties, and founding documents Explains ideas, philosophies, and movements that shaped American politics Presents the political history and influence of geographic regions Describes the roles of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in the political process Explores the influence of mass culture, from political cartoons to the Internet Examines recurring issues that shape political campaigns and policy, from class, gender, and race to crime, education, taxation, voting, welfare, and much more Includes bibliographies, cross-references, appendixes, a comprehensive index, and more than 50 illustrations and maps
Marxian socialism in the United States by Daniel Bell( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1952 then out of print in recent years, this classic account of the American Left is once again available. In his introduction to the Cornell paperback edition, Michael Kazin reevaluates the book, viewing it in the context of subsequent work on the subject and of the recent history of the Left itself
Minority Reports: The Emergence of Pan-Hispanic Politics, 1945-1980 by Benjamin Francis-Fallon( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the efforts of activists, elected officials, and bureaucrats to make Hispanic identity into a meaningful tool in postwar U.S. politics. Opposing radical nationalism as well as assimilation, Mexican American and Puerto Rican leaders sought to convince all "Spanish-speaking Americans"--Irrespective of nationality, immigration status, or language ability--to see themselves as a single, nationwide ethnic group. They gained support from liberals reinventing their creed amid the New Deal coalition's collapse. They also found allies in conservative Republicans, who perceived a chance to exploit anti-black sentiment among Latino Democrats. Bipartisan interest in these voters produced a consensus that "Hispanics" deserved government recognition as a distinct national minority group, with their own presidential advisors, a unique place in federal statistics, and parity in the civil service. There were limits, however, to pan-Hispanic politics. Mexican American and Puerto Rican congressmen who attempted to unify grassroots political activists found they would not subordinate their distinct national identities to pan-ethnic solidarity. Furthermore, even as Hispanics came to be recognized as "America's second largest minority," presidents remained more concerned with the Electoral College than with ethnic fairness. Their favoritism toward certain segments of this population exposed and exacerbated national origin rivalries, challenging leaders who sought to mobilize the country's "Latino Vote." This electorate's failure to realize its vast potential--its status as a "sleeping giant" of politics--became itself a key component of Hispanic identity, which activists would deploy in an effort to achieve the political power that long eluded them
War against war : the American fight for peace, 1914-1918 by Michael Kazin( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history's most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back down. In the riveting War Against War, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalition up to that point in U.S. history. They came from a variety of backgrounds: wealthy and middle and working class, urban and rural, white and black, Christian and Jewish and atheist. They mounted street demonstrations and popular exhibitions, attracted prominent leaders from the labor and suffrage movements, ran peace candidates for local and federal office, and founded new organizations that endured beyond the cause. For almost three years, they helped prevent Congress from authorizing a massive increase in the size of the U.S. army-a step advocated by ex-president Theodore Roosevelt. Soon after the end of the Great War, most Americans believed it had not been worth fighting. And when its bitter legacy led to the next world war, the warnings of these peace activists turned into a tragic prophecy-and the beginning of a surveillance state that still endures today
Barons of labor : the San Francisco building trades, 1896-1922 by Michael Kazin( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The populist persuasion : an American historyChristianity and American democracyThe Princeton encyclopedia of American political historyA godly hero : the life of William Jennings BryanAmericanism : new perspectives on the history of an idealThe concise Princeton encyclopedia of American political historyAmerican dreamers : how the left changed a nationIn search of progressive America
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